Bennett’s first haircut.

Yes, I’ve already gone and trimmed Bennett’s hair.

I know it seems hasty, but hear me out.

You see, babies get mullets.  For some reason, the hair at the nape likes to grow full speed ahead while we’re lucky to barely see peach fuzz peeking out around the sides.  Behind Bennett’s left ear, a pointy clump was beginning to gather and would have soon turned into a rattail, followed by a mullet.

Listen, in the realm of motherhood, I’m likely going to fall short in so many areas that I’ve finally decided that in THIS arena, the arena of hair, I don’t HAVE to tolerate awkward stages.  Bennett might bruise himself when toppling over onto our hardwood floors, he might get teased for having a mom that packs the type of lunches only hippies would appreciate, he might get embarrassed about me kissing him in front of his classmates… There’s just so many ways to humiliate my boy that I’ve finally determined that, if it’s at all up to me, I’d like for Bennett to look back at his childhood pictures and not think to himself, “What was she thinking leaving my hair like that?”  I’d like to avoid the obvious chip-chops and hope that for as long as possible, my son doesn’t look like he’s had a haircut at all.

So, yes, during dinner a few nights ago, I allowed Bennett to play with his food and spoon.  This kept his face looking down and provided me the perfect angle to get in there with some scissors.  I really only concentrated on the back two corners.  There’s presently a teeny tiny clump of hair preserved in a Ziploc bag for the tradition of keeping all first-time moments sacred.



  1. June 24, 2013

    Ross couldn’t see out through his bangs by the time he was 8 months old and since he wasnt a girl we could assist with headbands or pony tails, an early haircut was inevitable. It made me alittle sad to lose that baby hair look so early and yes, I kept alittle hair from the first, second and maybe even third haircuts.

  2. June 24, 2013

    Good for you. 🙂 Sorry I couldn’t save you from all those embarrassing chopped bangs during your childhood. 😉

  3. June 24, 2013

    Hair sniper at work. He won’t even know he’s been shorn!

  4. June 24, 2013
    Margaret Treadwell

    I have never understood many moms (in general) fascination with ugly “never-shorn” hairdo’s…as if scissors are instruments of soul sucking and a haircut somehow adds years to a baby’s face. And they also get offended if you think the baby with the flowing tresses is a girl, when it is really a boy with a weird mom. Okay, sorry, bit of a soap box!

    • July 1, 2013

      My thoughts exsactly! I worked at a grocery store and this poor kid was 5 and never had his hair cut! It was awefull! Well his hair was beautiful but he looked like a girl! It wad to his mid back, his mom pined it back like a girl or braided it! Come on people cut the “cord” ! Good job momma for taking care of business!

  5. June 24, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    Awww. I like the idea of saving the hair. He’s gonna have some rockin’ hair growing up. 🙂

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